Audi has trademarked three new vehicle names which indicate the automaker is planning to launch more small models following the tremendous success of the A3 lineup of models. Over 500,000 A3s have been sold to date, making a small car push a logical step forward for VW’s premier luxury brand.
According to Autoevolution, Audi has trademarked the names A2, RS2 and Q1. The Q1 is possibly the most interesting of the three. This model would be a small entry-level crossover which would do battle with BMW’s X1 and the Mercedes-Benz GLA. The model will ride on VW’s global MQB platform and could arrive as early as 2015.
The A2 was last produced in 2005, however Audi could revive the model if this patent is any indication. The supermini was a bit awkward looking, but was offered with a range of small diesel and gasoline engines, which combined with its aluminium construction made it extremely fuel efficient. Audi’s new A2 could be a people carrier similar to the A2, or simply a somewhat smaller version of the A3. That’s if they decide to give it the green light in the first place.